THE

NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY

2011

Welcome to the

issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
Jerry has decided to hibernate this Winter, so I'm doing his Words this month.

The midwest, mid-Atlantic and New England had the worst Winter weather in years. The Las Vegas Strip even saw snow flurries. It has stayed cold with the temperature reaching almost zero in states like KY to NC. There were several snowstorms and the one on the 27th produced thundersnow in several cities. I've had snow on the ground now since December 26th and it looks like it will stay around for quite some time. I can't remember having snow on the ground this long. Usually I'll have a snowstorm and a week later there would be no snow to be found. It's so bad that the piles of snow on street corners is so high that it makes for a dangerous situation pulling out into the street.

Some of you may have been wondering why we haven't heard much from the Snowlady Lynn. She's been very busy trying to sell her house and getting ready to move out. As of today, Feb 3rd, she was suppose to have the closing. Even with all this snow around, her area hasn't had that much, but remember last year it was almost as high as her. I know that once things settle down for her, she'll be back posting on a regular basis. Now I wonder if she's been behind this all this snow that Jerry and I have been having? lol

With Lynn being busy, Jerry not feeling well and the rest of us busy shovelling snow, there hasn't been time to work on this year's Reunion. But have no fear, we've got enough time to put it together so that we all will have a good time.

Time next month, stay warm and remember the players will be reporting for Spring Training in baseball shortly, so Spring is on the way.

Bill from Long Island
Vice President/Moderator

January's Weather
  • 1st: 2010 was one of the coldest and driest years on record acrossnortheast Florida and southeast Georgia. In Florida Dec. 2010 was the coldest December on record in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Naples.
  • 2nd: A seventh person died after New Year's Eve tornado outbreak in Kansas & Missouri that totalled over 30 of them.
  • 3rd: A winter storm brought snow flurries to the Las Vegas Strip.
  • 8th: South Bend, Ind., has received 23.6" of snow today, breaking a long-standing all-time daily record snowfall of 20" set on Jan. 30, 1909.
  • 9th: Low temps near 0 in parts of KY, TN, VA, NC
  • 9th-10th: Snow & ice in parts of the SE closing schools, making many roads impassable, causing power outages and hundreds of flight cancelations.
  • 11th-12th: A snow storm dropped from 3" in Baltimore to close to 2' in many areas of New England, while up to 3 feet fell in western Mass. and southern Vermont.
  • 17th: A weak tornado caused minor damage in Cocoa Beach, FL.
  • 19th: Several weather stations in South Dakota reported a low of -24 F.
  • 20th-21st: A fast moving snowstorm dropped 3-9" of snow from St Louis to southern New England. The storm than intensified giving Bangor, ME 17.3" of snow, making it the snowiest single day in over 48 years. The Temperature dropped to -46 in International Falls, MN. A Record for the day and the 5th coldest temp ever recorded since 1897.
  • 22nd: Below zero in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH. Up to 7" of snow in the Outer Banks, NC. Santa Ana winds in southern California gusted to 60 mph.
  • 23rd-24th: The coldest weather of the Winter for the midwest into the Northeast. Record low temps in many areas with 4 states having a temp at or below -30. Amtrak suspended their "Empire Service" from NYC to Albany, NY due to the cold.
  • 25th: Strong storms in Florida with 5 confirmed tornadoes causing damage to over 30 homes.
  • 27th: A fierce Winter storm tore up the East Coast with lightning, thunder, and tons of wet snow that stranded thousands of road, rail, and air travellers. 3 to 20" of snow fell from Virginia to New England.
  • 29th: While it was mid-Winter record Highs were set in Joplin, MO 73, Okla City 76, N. Little Rock 75, Wichita (tie) 70, Tulsa (tie) 76 and Fayettville, AR 74.

CAM OF THE MONTH
Observations from the Tallcott Mountain Science Center in
Avon, CT

Links 4 You
National Snow Analyses
SnowFlakes
    You can learn Facts about Snowflakes by going
    HERE

We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website, but most of all have fun with your weather.
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